Name: Reynold de RAMSBURY , of Hilldrop 1
Birth: AFT 1257 in Hilldrop Manor, Ramsbury, Hungerford, Wiltshire, England 1
Death: AFT 1310 1
Hilldrop Manor, Ramsbury, Wiltshire:
The manor of HILLDROP in Ramsbury Town tithing possibly originated in the gift by Bishop Bohun to Everard of Hurst of 5 hides at Ramsbury, which had been held by Alexander nephew of Everard and was part of Ramsbury manor. The land passed with Membury and Bishop Poore confirmed Everard's son Roger's free tenure of it in 1196. Land at Hilldrop, rated as ½ knight's fee and held in the mid 13th century by Reynold of Ramsbury, was possibly the same. Reynold still held it in 1275 and as Hilldrop manor it had passed by 1278 to his son Reynold, a minor, who in 1310 settled it on his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Reynold son of Peter. Elizabeth, then a widow, conveyed it in 1329. In 1333 the manor was settled on Sir William Everard and his wife Elizabeth, presumably the same woman, and it seems to have passed to Thomas, son of Simon of Ramsbury, and his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir William Everard. Thomas and Margaret had no issue and in 1386 John of Ramsbury, son of Simon of Ramsbury, claimed to have inherited the manor from them and from Elizabeth. Between 1392 and 1394 John settled it on himself and his wife Maud with remainder to Sir Thomas Brook and his wife Joan. The land possibly belonged to Nicholas Read in 1412. It passed to Nicholas Wootton who was said to be of Ramsbury in 1417 and to whom Joan, relict of Sir Thomas Brook, conveyed or confirmed it in 1423. In 1446 Wootton (d. 1454) settled the manor on himself and his wife Elizabeth for their lives and on his daughter Agnes and her husband WilliamYork in tail. The Yorks entered on it in 1454. William (d. 1476) was succeeded by his son John (d. 1512) who gave the manor to his son Thomas in 1509. Thomas, who was thrice sheriff of Wiltshire, was succeeded in 1542 by his nephew Roger Bodenham, but Roger's mother Joan and her husband Stephen Parry possibly held the manor until c. 1556. In 1566 it belonged to Henry Bodenham, who is more likely to have been a son of Parry than a close relative of Roger Bodenham. Afterwards it descended in the Bodenham family. Roger (d. 1579) had sons Thomas (d. 1583) and Sir Roger (d. 1623) who was his brother's heir. Hilldrop passed to Sir Roger's son William (d. 1641) and to William's son Roger who had sons Edward, Walter, William, and probably Roger. A Roger Bodenham held the manor in 1699. One of the Bodenhams sold most of it to one Hawkins who in 1704 sold that portion to William Davies. One of the Bodenhams sold the remainder to Davies in 1714.
From: 'Parishes: Ramsbury', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 12: Ramsbury and Selkley hundreds; the borough of Marlborough (1983), pp. 12-46. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66514 Date accessed: 15 May 2013.
Father: Reynold de RAMSBURY , of Hilldrop b: ABT 1225 in Hilldrop Manor, Ramsbury, Hungerford, Wiltshire, England
- Elizabeth de RAMSBURY , Heiress of Hilldrop b: ABT 1285 in Hilldrop Manor, Ramsbury, Hungerford, Wiltshire, England
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